Let’s talk about Austin Cooper for a minute, shall we?
I’ve been a fan since I first saw him take on Jake Jenkins (another tasty morsel) in Ripped Rookies 1: A Score to Settle. It was an impressive debut for both; a mat match with both starting in singlets before stripping down to much more provocative gear, and not only were they both lovely to look at, they were also pretty damned skilled. I was immediately impressed with both wrestlers, and looked forward to seeing more of each.
Both of them also sweated quite profusely, and I have mentioned before how sweaty muscles are a big button push for me.
Austin was at home in any wrestling scenario; I never got the slightest impression, whether it was mats, the gazebo, or the ring, that he wasn’t in his element. He can also heel or job with equally aplomb; that handsome face and beautiful body not only can suffer beautifully, but can sell the dominant heel role just as easily.
He also looks good in everything–whether its pro-style trunks, singlets, underwear, leg tights, you name it; he can pull it off–and while he’s shown us bare cheeks before, whether in thongs or jocks, he’s never gone full frontal. I don’t mind; while I do appreciate the guys who are willing to do so, I also appreciate those who like to leave things mysterious.
And even when facing bodies as perfect as, say, those of Kid Karisma or Patrick Donovan or Z-Man, Austin doesn’t fade into the background or not match up properly; those matches are so stunningly hot to watch it’s a wonder the cameras didn’t short circuit.
So, the part of me that enjoys watching Austin suffer was pretty excited to hear he was going to climb in the ring with Cybertron for Hunkbash 20.
(to be continued)